I traded in a car to this dealer over 2 years ago.
I was not advised to keep my plates or have them transferred to the new vehicle. The dealer sold the car at auction, and did not file anything with D
I was not advised to keep my plates or have them transferred to the new vehicle. The dealer sold the car at auction, and did not file anything with DMV. The auction sold the car to an individual (unknown to me). The individual has never registered the vehicle and has gotten multiple speeding tickets and has had at least two accidents. Each time I am notified as the 'owner.' I filed the sale with DMV, but since he never registered it, I show as the last known owner. The dealer should have filed the ownership change with DMV; it's unreasonable that they can bypass this and also that the auction can bypass this step. While they may be within their legal rights, they are not within their ethical rights. The transaction for the dealer to transfer the plates to the new car is simple and $6. I have asked repeatedly for assistance as this nightmare will not end. They have been responsive and have tried to help, but this could have been prevented. Additionally, information should have been filed with DMV by either this dealership or the auction. Please never ever leave your plates on any car you sell or trade. I have no visibility to who the auction or the end purchaser are, so I can only try to get the story out there to prevent this happening to someone else.